The first thought I had when I saw If I Could Turn Back Time was that this was a book I had to read. I would like to thank BookBridgr and Frances Gough at Headline for sending me a copy for review and allowing me to take part in the blog tour.
If I Could Turn Back Time starts with Zoe, who has given up her marketing job to work in fashion and has somehow ended up working as a sales assistant. On top of that she is mourning the breakdown of her relationship with the dashing David. However, Zoe is given a chance to rectify her mistakes and change the outcomes, when she wakes up one morning to find out she has gone back 6 months in time and has a second chance to do everything all over again.
Well what can I say, I loved this book and once I got started, I just could not put it down. I was engrossed in Zoe’s life and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next and how her insights and changing her mistakes would change her life. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Zoe though as she desperately tries to change the outcome of her relationship with David, but is forever coming up against his best friend Jenny. Jenny is for want of a better word, a bitch and took great joy in putting Zoe down and trying to make her look stupid.
I enjoyed watching how Zoe got her herself into a hole at work with her ‘predictions’ as she went after her dream job, and although the love story didn’t quite play out in the way I was expecting it too, I was happy with how the story evolved and how it eventually ended. I loved how circumstances changed and the things Zoe thought she wanted, turned out not to be what she truly wanted after all.
Nicola has written a truly charming book, which captures the imagination and keeps the reader enthralled. If I Could Turn Back time is well written, brilliantly paced and is definitely a book to be included on your TBR pile this year. And one last word on the cover – eye catching and gorgeous, I adore the colours and it definitely looks great on a bookcase.
I know this book has found me a new favourite author and I look forward to Nicola’s next book.
Why not check out the lovely Nicola’s feature piece on her top 5 places to date.